OBITUARIES, Feb. 10, 2004

Mary E. Valentine, Alberta Younge, Elizabeth D. Alley, Marian W. Fedorko, John S. Seeley, Erick Morterud, Dr. Joseph S. Shapiro.

Mary E. Valentine
Teacher and volunteer
DURHAM, N.C. — Mary Eleanor "Nellie" Valentine died Feb. 3 at home.
   Born in Pittsburgh, she was a longtime resident of Princeton prior to moving to North Carolina.
   She was a teacher at All Saints Nursery School and she was director of alumnae affairs at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.
   An emergency room volunteer at University Medical Center at Princeton for many years, she was also on the board of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Princeton chapter.
   She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was president of Kappa Alpha Theta.
   She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John Ashby Valentine Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law John Ashby Valentine III and Ann Bushyhead and Timothy Arnold Valentine and Breda Murray Valentine; daughters Susan Endicott Valentine and Megan Elizabeth Valentine and her partner, Ivy Hoffman; and grandchildren Charlie Annich, Charlotte Valentine and Georgia Valentine.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the NAACP Legal Defense Educational Fund Inc., Princeton Committee, c/o Nannette Gibson, 47 Locust Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Alberta Younge
Lifelong Princeton resident
Alberta Younge, a resident of the Princeton Care Center, died Saturday at University Medical Center at Princeton. She was 97.
   Born in Princeton, she was a lifelong Princeton resident.
   She attended Princeton public schools and was a member of Mount Pisgah AME Church, later converting to Catholicism and becoming a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church of Princeton.
   Daughter of the late Lucy and Henry Dowers, wife of the late Ellis Younge, she is survived by her nephews and their wives, Robert and Inez Williams and Walter Dowers of Princeton, George and Lillian Dowers of Lawrence, John and Delores Williams of Aurora, Colo., and Walter "Cookie" and Gloria Smith of Chicago; niece Bernice Wrenn of Philadelphia; great-niece Brenda Lee of Ewing; and other great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton.
   Calling hours will be 9:15 a.m. until time of service at the church.
   Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Care Center, 728 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.
   Arrangements are by Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.
Elizabeth D. Alley
Visual resources specialist
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Elizabeth "Betsy" Delany Alley died Saturday. She was 78.
   Born in Princeton, her childhood home was on the Princeton-Lawrenceville Road in Princeton. She had been a Silver Spring resident since 1963.
   She attended Stony Brook School and the Valley Road School in Princeton and graduated from Princeton High School in 1944.
   Following her graduation from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., she became an assistant and later head of the department of slides and photographs at Princeton University’s Department of Arts and Archaeology.
   Mrs. Alley also served as assistant to the editor for the American Journal of Archaeology and was a member of the Princeton University Faculty Wives Club and Wilson College Club.
   She founded the audio-visual department at the then-new School of Architecture at the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. Following her retirement, the department was renamed the Elizabeth D. Alley Visual Resources Collection.
   She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Professor Carroll O. Alley; daughters Frances E. Kurger of Golden, Colo., and Margaret O. Seymour of Lubbock, Texas; sister Barbara Buermeyer of Princeton; and four grandchildren.
   A memorial Eucharist will be held Thursday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, Md.
   Burial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity-All Saints’ Cemetery, All Saints Road, Princeton Township.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Joseph J. Cocciolillo
Turnpike authority retiree
ROCKY HILL — Joseph J. Cocciolillo died Saturday at University Medical Center at Princeton. He was 79.
   Born in Princeton, he was a resident of Rocky Hill his entire life.
   He retired after 35 years of service from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
   He was a charter member and former captain of the Rocky Hill First Aid & Rescue Squad. He was also a member of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Montgomery.
   He was a graduate of Princeton High School.
   Son of the late John and Mae Cocciolillo, husband of the late Ida Mae (Bogart) Cocciolillo, brother of the late Frank Cocciolillo, he is survived by daughters Joyce Ewart of Trenton and Cheryl Kelley of Mount Holly; son James Ewart of Pennington; brothers Arthur J. and Robert P. Cocciolillo of Rocky Hill; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. today at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, 376 Burnt Hill Road, Montgomery.
   Burial will follow in Rocky Hill Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rocky Hill First Aid & Rescue Squad, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553.
   Arrangements are by Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.
Marian W. Fedorko
Health Department retiree
WEST WINDSOR — Marian W. Fedorko died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lawrence. She was 85.
   Born in Atlanta, Mrs. Fedorko lived in West Windsor before recently moving to Lawrence.
   She retired after 25 years at the New Jersey Department of Health.
   She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 31, West Windsor Senior Citizens, Princeton Family YMCA and the St. Mary’s Ladies Auxiliary.
   Mother of the late Charles A. Fedorko Jr., daughter of the late Thomas and Lula Puckett Harrison, sister of the late Marie, Marcel, John, Thomas and Larry, and friend and companion of the late Adolph Krieger, she is survived by her son, Michael Fedorko of West Trenton; and grandchildren Michelle A. Fedorko of Trenton, Michael A. Fedorko of Freehold, Carlton M. Fedorko of Hamilton, Melissa McLaughlin of Fair Lawn and Charles A. Fedorko III of Fair Lawn.
   Arrangements were by Kutch Funeral Home, Trenton.
John S. Seeley
Worked at General Electric
John S. Seeley of Princeton died Saturday at University Medical Center at Princeton. He was 79.
   Born in Newark, he was a Princeton area resident more than 40 years.
   He was employed for many years at General Electric in Trenton.
   He was a member of the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad and American Legion Post 76.
   He was an avid golfer.
   An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European campaign.
   Son of the late Sanford and Madeline Seeley, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Aurora (Lisi) Seeley; son and daughter-in-law Jack and Betty Seeley of Belle Mead; daughter and son-in-law Patricia and John Clausen of Plainsboro; grandchildren Stephen, Lauren, Meghan, Caitlyn and John; and great-granddaughter Paige.
   There will be no calling hours.
   Funeral and interment will be private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, PO Box 529, Princeton, NJ 08542.
   Arrangements are by Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.
Erick Morterud
Longtime area resident
NEW EGYPT — Erick Morterud died Sunday at Community Medical Center, Toms River. He was 70.
   Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a lifelong resident of the Griggstown and Belle Mead area before moving to New Egypt three years ago.
   He was employed by Abgold Builders of Belle Mead.
   He was a parishioner of Bunker Hill Lutheran Church.
   Mr. Morterud was an Army veteran.
   Son of the late Fynn and Laura Bjerkek Morterud, husband of the late Ann Marie Sitko Morterud, he is survived by sons Richard of Elkton, Md., and Dennis K. of Jackson; daughters Donna Thoenig of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., Kathy Barker of Apple Valley, Calif., Patricia York of Hopewell and Laura Crawford of New Egypt; brother Lloyd Morterud of Rapid City, S.D.; sister Ann Marie Potts of Harrisburg, Pa.; and grandchildren Ericka, Kirsten, Amy, Ryan, Tommy, Kayla, Kristina, Erick, Mark and Kelly.
   Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Bunker Hill Lutheran Church, 235 Bunker Hill Road, Griggstown.
   Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Hopewell.
   Visiting hour will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bunker Hill Lutheran Church with funeral service at 8 p.m.
   Memorial contributions may be made to Bunker Hill Lutheran Church, 235 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
   Arrangements are by Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
Dr. Joseph S. Shapiro
Son lives in West Windsor
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dr. Joseph S. Shapiro died Sunday. He was 85.
   A former Paterson resident, he practiced dermatology in Paterson for 50 years and was affiliated with Columbia University.
   He was past president of the New Jersey Dermatological Society.
   He was active in Barnert Temple in New Jersey and was a member of Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus.
   A graduate of Cornell University and Cornell University Medical College, he received his dermatology training at Columbia University.
   Dr. Shapiro served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II and was stationed in England and later with the Manhattan District Engineers.
   Son of the late Dr. Louis G. and Henrietta Shapiro, brother of the late Dr. Paul Shapiro, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elise W. Shapiro; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Daniel and Sandra Shapiro of West Windsor; daughters and sons-in-law Beth and Rabbi Harold Berman of Columbus, Ohio, and Dr. Lee Shapiro and Patrick Gill of Albany, N.Y.; brothers and sisters-in-law Dr. Henry and Lillian Shapiro and Karl and Barbara Shapiro; and grandchildren David, Rachel and Joshua Shapiro and Micah, David, Jordan and Adam Berman.
   Arrangements are by Epstein Memorial Chapel, Columbus, Ohio.